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Does money matter in love? 92% of men say they will date women who earn more

On the contrary, women are willing to date men who earn less. 

Economic uncertainty has led single men to be more specific about the earnings of the person they date, a study by Lunch Actually showed.

In Singapore, 92% of men say they will date somebody who earns more. On the contrary, 41% of women are willing to date men who earn less.

For more than half (52%) of singles, it is important to know their partner's financial situation once they get into a relationship. 

“However, it does not necessarily mean that singles are focusing on only having financially stable partners,” said Lunch Actually, adding that 49% of singles will still consider going on a second date based on how well they get along during the first date, and 39% say the date partner's character matters more than their employment status. 

“Coming out of the pandemic this year, it has been challenging for most of us, as we are now facing financial uncertainty. However, our survey has shown that for most singles in Singapore, price increases have not impacted much on their dating life," says Violet Lim, CEO and Co-Founder of Lunch Actually. 

“Many singles in Singapore who are financially stable are prepared and ready to find the love of life even as there is a risk of a global recession in 2023,” Lim added.

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